Each year, Heart of Florida United Way hosts key events that support our mission. From the elegant Chef’s Gala to United Way Day of Caring – the region’s single largest volunteer event – these events help alleviate critical needs in Central Florida. They also offer ways for businesses and individuals to get involved and make a difference.

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Week of Action

January 17, 2021 @ 8:00 am January 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm UTC-5

Week of Action 2021

Sunday, January 17 – Saturday, January 23

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Heart of Florida United Way invites you to join our Week of Action. This is an opportunity for you to roll up your sleeves to make an impact on your community!

Even before the pandemic of 2020, nearly half of Central Florida households struggled to afford basic needs. They are known as ALICE, or Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. In an effort to continue our support our greater community and nonprofit organizations, HFUW is organizing the second annual Week of Action.

“Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

This community-wide volunteer initiative is set to kick off on Jan. 17 and conclude Jan. 23. Projects will range from reinvigorating community gardens with Fleet Farming, painting and landscaping residential and treatment facilities for Aspire Health Partners, and virtual opportunities to support local health care professionals.

Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. Whether you give your time in-person or virtually, you can start your year with giving back to your community.

Check out the listing below and claim your spot – YOU can join the fight and start your year with ACTION!

Opportunities:


Sunday, January 17


Community Garden Re-Fresh with Fleet Farming

Time:
9:00AM – 11:00AM

Location:
Audubon Park Covenant Church
3219 Chelsea St
Orlando, FL 32803

Number of Volunteers: 40

Register Here

Join us for a volunteer farming event to revamp the garden at Audubon Park Covenant Church with fresh soil, mulch, and plants. Community gardens provide people in the surrounding community with access to fresh, organic produce to encourage healthy eating and living. This activity is great for families looking to volunteer together and those looking to enjoy the cooler outdoor weather of January in Florida. While this activity is open to all ages, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult please.

Please note, this in-person activity will require volunteers to submit to temperature checks prior to entering the work area, social distancing, and masks will need to be worn for the full activity.


Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of ServiceMonday, January 18


VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY

Webinar:
How to find you passion and support your community

Time:
12:00PM – 1:30PM

Location:
Online (Login information will be sent in your confirmation email)

Number of Volunteers: 30 – 40

Register Here

Sometimes the hardest part about volunteering, is knowing where and how to get started. Join Heart of Florida United Way to learn about how you can find your passion and discover the best volunteer opportunities for you. Additionally, you can learn more about the needs in your community and how local nonprofit agencies are responding to our community needs.


Tuesday, January 19


Campus Beautification at Aspire Health Partner’s Women’s Residential Program Seminole County

Time:
9:00AM – 12:30PM

Location:
Seminole County
96 Plumosa Ave.
Casselberry, FL 32707

Number of Volunteers: 30

Register Here

The Women’s Residential Program – Seminole provides housing for homeless, substance dependent women who are motivated to gain the skills and support they need to live in recovery.  Volunteers will paint and garden to make the exterior welcoming to current and future clients. While this activity is open to all ages, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult please.

Please note, this in-person activity will require volunteers to submit to temperature checks prior to entering the work area, social distancing, and masks will need to be worn for the full activity.


Wednesday, January 20


Accessible Community Garden Refresh at Quest, Inc.

Time:
9:00AM – 11:00AM

Location:
Quest, Inc.,
1600 Aaron Ave
Orlando, FL 32811

Number of Volunteers: 40

Register Here

Quest Inc. provides a range of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities in Central Florida. This Fleet Farming Community Garden includes raised garden beds to create an accessible education experience. Volunteers will help refresh not only the garden beds, but the surrounding pathways to ensure all Quest, Inc. Clients have access to this beautiful education area. While this activity is open to all ages, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult please.

Please note, this in-person activity will require volunteers to submit to temperature checks prior to entering the work area, social distancing, and masks will need to be worn for the full activity.


Campus Beautification at Aspire Health Partner’s Women’s Residential Program – Orange

Time: 9:00AM – 12:30PM

Location:
Aspire Health Partners
25th Street
Orlando, FL 32805

Number of Volunteers: 30

Register Here

The Women and Children Residential Treatment Program offers comprehensive and intensive residential treatment for women, women with children, or pregnant and postpartum women in a safe and structured environment. Volunteers will paint and garden to make the exterior welcoming to current and future clients. While this activity is open to all ages, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult please.

Please note, this in-person activity will require volunteers to submit to temperature checks prior to entering the work area, social distancing, and masks will need to be worn for the full activity.


VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY Volunteer at Home – Family Night!

Time: 5:30PM – 6:30PM

Location:
Online (Login information will be sent in your confirmation email)

Number of Volunteers: Unlimited

Register Here

Gather around the table (and screen) and enjoy a night of creativity! We will be creating signs, notes, and drawings for the healthcare heroes and first-responders who continue to help and care for our neighbors through the COVID-19 pandemic. The completed works will be compiled into posters to display as we honor our Change Makers of the Year and to share our gratitude during the holiday season and beyond.


Thursday, January 21


Campus Beautification at Aspire Health Partners Osceola Women H.O.M.E Program 

Time:
9:00AM – 12:30PM

Location:
Aspire Health Partners
924 Determination Way
Kissimmee, FL 34741

Number of Volunteers: 40

Register Here

Helping Others Make the Effort (HOME) is working to break the cycle of homelessness by providing housing and supportive services to homeless families.  Volunteers will paint and garden to make the exterior welcoming to current and future clients. While this activity is open to all ages, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult please.

Please note, this in-person activity will require volunteers to submit to temperature checks prior to entering the work area, social distancing, and masks will need to be worn for the full activity.


VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY Action Team Orientation and Training

Time:
4:00PM – 5:00PM

Location:
Online (Login information will be sent in your confirmation email)

Number of Volunteers:
Unlimited

Register Here

Looking for consistent volunteer opportunities? How about a chance to expand your skillset, network with other volunteers (in-person and online), and become an integral part of supporting the HFUW mission? Join the HFUW Action Team (A-Team for short) by attending the orientation and training. During this session we will teach you all about the HFUW mission and the exciting opportunities ahead with this new and exclusive volunteer group.


Friday, January 22


Campus Beautification at Aspire Health Partners William Just Center

Time:
9:00AM – 12:30PM

Location:
William Just Center, 1405 West Michigan Street, Orlando, FL, 32805

Number of Volunteers: 40

Register Here

The Aspire Health Partners William Just Campus provides male patients, including Veterans, with a safe residence as they pursue a healthier lifestyle and receive mental health support. Volunteers will paint and garden to make the exterior welcoming to current and future clients. Volunteers must be 18 years old or 16 years old with an accompanying adult.

Please note, this in-person activity will require volunteers to submit to temperature checks prior to entering the work area, comply with social distancing, and masks will need to be worn for the full activity. 


VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY Action Team Orientation and Training

Time:
12:00PM – 1:00PM

Location:
Online (Login information will be sent in your confirmation email)

Number of Volunteers:
Unlimited

Register Here

Looking for consistent volunteer opportunities? How about a chance to expand your skillset, network with other volunteers (in-person and online), and become an integral part of supporting the HFUW mission? Join the HFUW Action Team (A-Team for short) by attending the orientation and training. During this session we will teach you all about the HFUW mission and the exciting opportunities ahead with this new and exclusive volunteer group.


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